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Animation
The rapid sequencing of still images to create the appearance of motion, as in a cartoon.
Applets
Small programs that can e quickly downloaded and run by most browsers.
B2B (business-to-business) commerce
Electronic sale or exchange of goods and services directly between companies, cutting out traditional intermediaries.
Backbones
High speed, high capacity Transmission lines that use the newest communications technology to transmit data across the internet.
Bandwidth
Expression of how much data - text, voice, video and so on - can be sent through a communcations channel in a given amount of time.
Blog
Web log, an internet journal. Blogs are usually updated daily; they reflect the personality and views of the blogger.
BPS
Bits per second.
Broadband
Very high speed connection.
Cable Modem
Device connecting a personal computer to a cable - TV system that offers an internet connection.
Communications satellite
Space station that transmits radio waves called microwaves from earth-based stations.
Directory
Search tool that provides list of several categories of websites classified by topic, such as Busimess & Economy or Recreation & Sports. Also called a hypertext index.
Distance learning
Online education programs.
Domain
A locaiton on the internet.
Download
To transmit data from a remote computer to a local computer.
DSL (digital subscriber line)
A hardware and software technology that uses regular phone lines to transmit data in megabits per second.
E-commerce (electronic commerce)
Conducting business activities online.
Emoticons
Keyboard-produced pictorial representations of expressions.
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Guides that explain expected norms of online behavior for particular group.
Flaming
Writing an online message that uses derogatory, obscene or inappropriate language.
Frame
An independently controllable section of a web page.
FTP (file transfer protocol)
Connect to a remote computer called an FTP site and transfer publicly available files to your own microcomputer's hard disk via TCP/IP over the internet.
Gigabits per second (gbps)
1 billion bits per second.
Home page
Welcome page, web page that somewhate like the title page of a book, identifies the website and contains links to toher pages at the site.
Hypertext
System in which documents scattered across many internet sites are directly linked, so that a word or phrase in one document becomes a connection to a document in a different place.
hypertext markup language(HTML)
Special instructions (tags or markups) used to specify web document structure, formatting and links to other documents.
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Communication rules that allow browsers to connect with web services.
Instant messaging (IM)
Services that enables any user on a given email system to send a message and have it pop up instantly on the screen of anyone else logged onto that system.
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Global private-sector, nonprofit corporation that was established to regulate human-friendly internet domain names, those addresses ending with .com, .org, .net and so on.
Internet Protocoal (IP) address
Address that every computer on the internet has; consists of four sets of number between 0 -255 seperated by decimals 1.160.10.240
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Company that connects you through your communications line to its services or central computer which connects you to the internet via another company's network access points.
Internet Telephony
Using the internet to make phone calls, either one to one or for audioconferencing.
ISDN (Intergrated Services Digital Network)
Hardware and software that allow voice, video and data to be communicated over traditional copper-wire telephone lines (POTS)
Java
Complex programming laghuage that enables programmers to create animated and interactive web pages using applets.
Keyword
The subject word or words of the topic you which to find in a web search.
Kilobits per second (Kbps)
1,000 bits per second.
Listserv
Automatic mailing list server that sends email to subscribesr who regularly participate in discussion topcs. To subscribe, the user send an email to the list-serve moderator and asks to become a member, they automaticall receives email messages from anyone who responds to the server.
Log on
To make a connection to a remote computer.
Megabits per second (Mbps)
1 million bits per second.
Modem
Device that sends and receives data over the telephone lines to and from computers.
Netiquette
Network etiquette - appropriate online behavior.
Newsgroup
Also called forum; giant electronic bulletin board on which users conduct written dicussions about a subject.
Newsreader
program included with most browsers that allow users to access a newsgroup and read or type messages.
Plug-in
Also called player or viewer, program that adds a specific feature to a browser allowing it to play or view certain files.
POP - point of presence
Collection of modems and other equipment in a local area.
Protocol
SEt of communications rules of exchanging information.
Push technology
Software that automatically downloads information to your computer, as opposed to pull technology where you go to a website and pull the info you want.
Radio buttons
An interactive tool displayed as little circles in front of options.
Real-time chat (RTC)
Typed discussion among participants who are online at the same time. Typed messages rather than spoken.
Scroll arrows
small up/down arrows located to the bottom and side of your screen display.
Scrolling
Moving quickly upward or downward through text or other screen display, using the mouse and scroll arrows.
Search engine
Search tool that allows you to find specific documents through keyword searches and menu choices, incontract to directories.
Site
Computer with a domain name.
Spam
Unsolicited email in the form of advertising or chain letters.
Streaming audio
Process of downloading audio in which you can listen to the file while the data is still downloading to your computer.
Streaming video
Process of downloading video in which is the data is transferred in a continuous flow so that you can begin viewing a file even before the end of the file is sent.
T1 line
Traditional trunk line that carries 24 normal telephone circuits and has a transmission rate of 1.5 Mbps.
Telnet
Program or command that allows you to connect to remote computers on the internet and to run programs on those computers.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Protocol that enables all computers to use data transmitted on the Internet by determining 4 different items.
Upload
To transmit datt from a local computer to a romte computer.
URL (Universal Resource Locator)
String of char. that points to a specific piece of information anywhere on the web. (web protocol - name of web server - folder - file)
Usenet
Worldwide network of servers that can be accessed through the internet.
Web browser
Software that enables users to locate and view web pages and to jump from one page to another.
Webcasting
Service, based on push technology, in which customized text, video and audio are sent to the use automatically on a regular basis.
Web page
Document on the World Wide Web that can include text, pictures, sound and video.
Web portal
Website that groups together popular features such as search tools, email, electronic commerce and discussion groups.
Website
Location of a web domain in a computer somewhere on the internet.
Window
Rectangular area containing a document or activity.